My Heart is in Boston

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It’s bizarre to me that last year at almost this exact time, I was pouring my heart out in a post called “The Day I Most Miss Being in Boston.” It was a love letter to my hometown, and since I was feeling particularly homesick, I really wished I could have teleported myself to the Boston Marathon starting line, to recreate the memories I’d had as a child. I’d like that teleporter again in 2014.

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What the Heck is PiYo Strength?


I’m a newly certified PiYo Strength instructor — and I’m in love with the format. It’s strength building — lunges, push-ups, burpees — combined with postures from yoga and pilates — the warrior series, sun salutations — set to Top 40 music. It’s not like any other yoga class you’ve ever taken, but you will build flexibility, balance and sweat a heck of a lot.

How I Got My 5K and 1/2 Marathon PRs

Faster Runner

I have five tips that you can use to help become a faster, stronger and more fit runner — they helped me PR at the 5K and half marathon distances in less than six months.

Hitched at the Ironman Finish Line


Melissa Moo Harkins had a long and winding road to becoming a business owner — but hey, she’s a triathlete so she knows that it’s not just about the destination; it’s about the journey.

Giving Thanks for a 5K PR


I am so proud that I put in the work before the race and the guts the day of to run my little heart out and PR at the Women’s Running Series 5K in St. Petersburg, Florida. (DISCLOSURE: I was a sponsored athlete.) Plus, it turned out to be an amazing staycation, too!

I am a #Runner

If You Run

Are you a runner? I am. No, really: I AM A RUNNER. t’s still hard after all these years to say it and believe it. The self-doubt creeps in.